Showcase on stand (Scarabattola), Walnut; carved, painted, and gilded linden wood; mirror glass, Italian, Rome

Showcase on stand (Scarabattola)

Date:
late 17th century
Culture:
Italian, Rome
Medium:
Walnut; carved, painted, and gilded linden wood; mirror glass
Dimensions:
Overall: 91 × 60 × 24 1/2 in. (231.1 × 152.4 × 62.2 cm)
Classification:
Woodwork-Furniture
Credit Line:
Gift of Madame Lilliana Teruzzi, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.73
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 508
A kneeling bearded man holds aloft a vitrine, and four lively children ride atop, around the enframed head of a full-faced beauty. The piece exemplifies the theatrical impact of sculptural Italian furniture.
Prince Cesare Ludovico Ottoboni ; Madame Lilliana Teruzzi (until 1972; to MMA)